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Matte Millefiori Necklace - Black and White Glass Of Venice 053926468416

Matte Millefiori Necklace - Black and White

$44.95 Sale: $38.99USD2020-09-20
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High on elegance yet affordable, this Murano Millefiori pendant necklace features classic black-and-white color scheme achieved with glass mosaics fused together under high temperatures, crafted using centuries-old Millefiori glass-making technique. Millefiori (or Murrina) technique was invented in ancient Egypt and re-discovered by Venetian glass artisans who still use it to make jewelry and art glass pieces that are immensely popular around the world. This classy Millefiori necklace featuring artsy quadrilateral pendant with a mosaic pattern is a great fusion of old and new. Suspended from a simple black cord and impressive with its modern yet classic colors, this Murano pendant necklace is a versatile piece that is perfect for everyday wear and for special occasions alike. It is a lovely gift for a stylish woman who appreciates the handcrafted beauty inspired by the arts and crafts of Venice.
  • Measurements: The necklace is 26 inches in length and the pendant measures about 2-1/2 x 1-1/8 inches and is 3/16 inch thick.
  • The necklace comes with an attractive velvet pouch and a certificate of authenticity.
  • Because each Murano Glass jewelry piece is a unique work of art made by hand, and due to the specifics of Millefiori technique, the patterns can never be repeated exactly and slight variations of colors are possible. The look of the pendant, however, will be very similar to what is shown on the photos.

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The technique of fusing together small colored fragments of glass dates all the way back to Ancient Egypt and Rome. After the fall of Rome, having been lost for centuries, this intricate technique was reinvented by Murano glass masters in the 15th century, and given new life and worldwide fame. While this technique is called "Murrine" on Murano island, outside of Venice it was dubbed "Millefiori", or "a thousand flowers" for its resemblance to a blossoming meadow.
A Millefiori design starts with the rods of different colors, each made by stretching a blob of glass into a cane. These canes are then cut into small segments, and the segments are carefully arranged by hand into a pattern that fits within a desired shape. Finally, the resulting arrangement is put into a special furnace where the tiny glass pieces are carefully fused together in high heat, and then gradually cooled off. This is how Murano masters create their famous Millefiori pendants, earrings, cufflinks, pill boxes, paperweights and many other beautiful and unique Millefiori jewelry pieces that are instantly recognized and valued for their artistic appeal and fine craftsmanship. Enjoy your Murano Glass jewelry creation, knowing that it was carefully handmade by talented Murano Glass artisans in Venice, Italy.

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